is a Fireplace damper?
A fireplace damper, usually located in the throat of a masonry
chimney just above the firebox, is a device that is meant
to seal your fireplace shut when it is not in use. This
is necessary so that heated air from your home will not
escape up the chimney when the fireplace is not being used.
An open or leaky damper can add hundreds of dollars a year
to your heating costs.
do most fireplace dampers leak?
Most fireplace dampers form a metal to metal seal which
even when new allows air to leak through. Over time, as
the metal plates warp due to the effects of heat and moisture,
the seal worsens and more and more warm air escapes up
the chimney even when the damper is closed.
makes a Lyemance damper a great energy saving alternative
to your original fireplace damper?
The Lyemance, Top Sealing damper seals with a silicone
rubber gasket. When you close our damper warm air is sealed
in and cold air is sealed out. This tight sealing gasket
means that our damper will reduce unwanted heat loss by
90%. And, unlike replacement throat dampers, the Lyemance
Dampers has a lifetime warranty.